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dwnlod the Android app for Kindle to PC and trans to tablet

by rjhjr65 / April 1, 2013 10:36 AM PDT

I have a lot of Kindle ebooks, and would like to read them on my Android Tablet. I live in the country with no access to wifi. I would like to know if it is possible to download the Android app for Kindle to my PC and then transfer it to my tablet using USB. I have the Android for PC app, but I don't know if it is the same thing. Thanx

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Odd. OK I have my PC Kindle app
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 10:41 AM PDT

But I don't see any feature to use that to do the transfer. But I do have the Kindle app on my android and it was a snap to get them off the Amazon cloud.

Why bother with creating some odd new transfer method?
Bob

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Thanx, but not helpful
by rjhjr65 / April 1, 2013 12:14 PM PDT

I am not trying to create an odd new transfer method. I repeat, I don't have access to wifi, so I can't download the app to my tablet, unless I travel to the nearest town. Although an option, I would prefer to try to download from the comfort of my home. I just want to know if it is possible.

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I can't help but wonder why you do not have access
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 9:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanx, but not helpful

to WiFi where you live.

As long as you have access to the internet, and it sounds like you do with your PC, and as long as you are not using Dial Up Access, then WiFi would be available to you at a very low cost.

Typically, WiFi access does not get supplied to you, you supply it yourself.

P

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Then you supply it yourself.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 12:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanx, but not helpful

There are many ways to do this ourselves. But what you noted might be called a form of sideloading.

Doing this over the USB is not supportable. I bet some get upset about that but as I own the KF HD 7 inch model I can see how it works along with the app on the PC.

Maybe this is the wrong device for your wants and needs? Next time, get one that does not demand WiFi?
Bob

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Simple
by JohnnyXzander / April 4, 2013 12:17 PM PDT

I think it may work for you, (I also have an android tablet). Just search for the kindle app apk (like a zip file) and transfer it to your tablet. Then take your tablet and open the file you downloaded (hopefully you have some sort of file manager). Then install the app!

Hope this helps.

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